Welcome to the Freestate Happy Wanderers Website

February 2016: Article in Chesapeake 360 (website for the Star Democrat, an Easton, Maryland newspaper) "That's What Maryland Does: Walking"

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The Freestate Happy Wanderers Walking Club is one of about 300 U.S. volkssport clubs in the American Volkssport Association (AVA) and the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV). Freestate Happy Wanderers is a IRS 501 c (3) tax-exempt organization EIN 52- 1665322.  Donations of money and volunteer expenses (with proper documentation) are deductible to the full extent of the law. 

We invite all those interested in fun, fitness and friendship to join us at our events and our monthly meetings. Check out each link on the left for full details of what we offer.

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Our Next Scheduled Event: December 31st and January 1st, Savage, Maryland

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  • Join us as we walk on the network of four 5K trails in Savage, Maryland.  This is as much a social event as a walking event.  Every year we welcome old friends, new friends, and multi-generation families to our warm, cozy start/finish hub.  But note that this year our start/finish is in Savage, Maryland.  On Saturday, December 31st, you'll start and finish at the Savage United Methodist Church.  On Sunday, January 1st, you'll start and finish at the Faith and Ministry Center across the street.  Walk one to four of our 5K trails, then return for warm food and drinks, and fellowship unique to volkswalkers.  These events are also ideal for Geocaching, Pokemon Go, and Munzee enthusiasts.

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